Fireside Chats Teacher's Guide: Volume 1

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Lesson Three: Carly Chartier 58 After concluding the Sharing Circle, instruct students that you will now be learning about Carly Chartier, an administrative human resource worker for the Selkirk Friendship Centre! ACQUIRE: CARLY CHARTIER'S FIRESIDE CHAT VIDEO Carly Chartier is a 29-year-old Métis and Non-Status Youth located in Selkirk Manitoba. Carly is a graduate of Red River College where she studied Human Resource Management and gradu- ated with honours. Carly is employed in her field of studies at The Selkirk Friendship Centre (a non-profit Indigenous organization) in Administration Human Resources providing resources to her community. Carly is also a former community impact partner with the #RisingYouth program at TakingITGlobal. Start the video of Carly Chartier's interview with Fireside Chats. In the video, Carly Chartier talks about her job working at the Selkirk Friendship Centre where she works in Human Resources helping community members find resources/supports, and information about post-secondary opportunities. Carly works supporting youth in learning and knowing their worth in the work- place. This includes labour laws, financial literacy, and human rights. After showing the video, ask the students if they have any questions or misconceptions about Carly's interview. To debrief the video, ask the class the following questions: 1.Why should youth think about the emotional and physical parts of their future careers? 2.What one piece of advice does Carly have for youth for their future? 3.What is a support system? What are some examples of people or programs that could be a part of your support system? In Carly's interview, she talks about how important it is to have a support system in place. Inform students that individually, they will be creating a visual of their own support systems they have in their lives. APPLY: SUPPORT SYSTEMS ACTIVITY Students will individually create a visual representation of their support system - either a poster or multimedia presentation. Instruct students that when talking about a support system they will want to go beyond just a list of reliable people they have in their lives. The students will sort people and organizations by where they see them (e.g., community, home, school), the type of relationship they have with them, and the kind of help they can provide. Students benefit from knowing who, and what, is in their support system. It is important for youth to know when to access the supports they have, and how to access them. It is a powerful skill for a student to know that when they are in need, there is a support system they know how to access independently. Students will complete the Support Systems Visual Activity and then make a visual out of the information on the template. On the template, students will list out their dierent support systems, write what they think the relationship is like, and what kind of help this support provides. Using the template, students will then create a visual representation of the people/organizations/ resources that are a part of their support system. Students are free to be as creative as they want. Students can create a poster or a multimedia visual. ASSESS: The Sharing Circle is a form of formative assessment. Teachers will be able to check students' prior knowledge about support systems and correct any misconceptions students may have about the topic as students share their answers in the Sharing Circle. The debriefing questions after Carly's interview with Fireside Chats is a form of formative

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